On Sunday, December 28, 1952, leaving Osceola with Dalene after the weekend, Dale wrote, “Brought Mother home to Muscatine with us. Took 3½ hours. Bright day. Helen had meat loaf dinner. Watched Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns on TV. Good programs on TV.” That was the 1952 NFL Championship game, with the great Otto Graham quarterbacking the Browns – but they lost, 17 to 7.